Excursions and discoveries

Visit at Firmenich SA

Exclusive dialogue with Mr. Gilbert Ghostine, CEO of Firmenich SA

EXPLORING GENEVA: From odors to emotions.
Firmenich is the world’s largest privately-owned perfume and taste company, founded in Geneva in 1895. Driven by its purpose to create positive emotions to enhance wellbeing, naturally, Firmenich has designed many of the world’s best-known perfumes and tastes, bringing delight to over four billion consumers every day. Renowned for its world-class research and creativity, as well as its leadership in sustainability, each year, Firmenich invests 10% of its turnover in R&D to understand and share the best that nature has to offer responsibly.


8.30 am: Welcome coffee
8.45 am: Welcoming remarks by Ms. Olivia Guyot Unger, Vice-President of the Diplomatic Club of Geneva
8.50 am: Presentation by Mr. Gilbert Ghostine, CEO of Firmenich, followed by a Q&A session
9.30 am: Presentations by the University of Geneva followed by a Q&A:

  • Prof. Jérôme Lacour, Dean of the Faculty of Science
  • Dr. Sylvain Delpanques, Swiss Centre for Affective Sciences
  • Prof. Ivan Rodriguez, Laboratory of Neurogenetics

10 am: Perfumery Presentation
10.30 am: End

This visit is organized in partnership with the University of Geneva.

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